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  • Juries in the Japanese Legal Systemby Dimitri Vanoverbeke

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Trial by jury is not a fundamental part of the Japanese legal system, but there has been a recent important move towards this with the introduction in 2009 of the lay assessor system whereby lay people sit with judges in criminal trials. This book considers the debates in Japan which surround this development. It examines the political and socio-legal... more...

  • Working Women and their Rights in the Workplaceby Naeima Faraj A.A. Al-Hadad

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This book addresses women’s rights to work and motherhood in Libya from a legal and international human rights perspective and considers how these two sets of rights, as protected under international human rights law, can and should be recognised and promoted within the Libyan legal system. The book includes first-hand accounts of experiences... more...

  • Climate Change and Forest Governanceby Simon Butt; Rosemary Lyster; Tim Stephens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Deforestation in tropical rainforest countries is one of the largest contributors to human-induced climate change. Deforestation, especially in the tropics, contributes around 20 per cent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, and, in the case of Indonesia, amounts to 85 per cent of its annual emissions from human activities. This book provides... more...

  • The Exclusionary Rule of Evidenceby Asst Prof Kuo-hsing Hsieh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book argues the need for the establishment of an exclusionary rule of evidence in China as a means of protecting the people from police wrongdoing. In support of the argument and as a means of developing a suitable process, the author takes a comparative approach to the foundation and development of the exclusionary rule in the UK and the USA,... more...

  • Doing Justice without the Stateby Ogbonnaya Oko Elechi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian principles in conflict resolution. This book describes the processes of community empowerment, participatory... more...

  • International Investment Lawby Guiguo Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 215.00

    Increasing and intensified cross-border economic exchange such as trade and investment is an important feature of globalization. In the past, a distinction could be made between capital importing and exporting countries, or host and home countries for foreign direct investment (FDI). Due to globalization, FDI is presently made by and in both developed... more...

  • The Judicial System and Reform in Post-Mao Chinaby Dr Yuwen Li

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    This comprehensive study examines the development and changing characteristics of the judicial system and reform process over the past three decades in China. Using a combination of traditional modes of legal analysis, case studies, and empirical research, the study reflects upon the complex progress that China has made, and continues to make, towards... more...

  • China?s Human Rights Lawyersby Eva Pils

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise them. The book also discusses how human rights lawyers... more...

  • International Maritime Conventions (Volume 2)by Francesco Berlingieri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 270.00

    For the first time, this unique text brings together all private international maritime law conventions alongside expert commentary and analysis. Truly global in approach, the book covers each of the nineteen conventions currently in force, all scrutinised by this internationally-acclaimed author. It also examines important maritime conventions not... more...